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Jocko's Steak House

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125 N Thompson Ave, Nipomo, CA 93444
805-929-3565
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 237
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Best Steakhouse on the Central Coast

For the best steakhouse in the Central Coast. And reasonable price that doesn't kill your pocketbook. I Highly Recommend this place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
LWK69
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

For the best steakhouse in the Central Coast. And reasonable price that doesn't kill your pocketbook. I Highly Recommend this place.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It's really quite simple. If you like steak, eat here. Don't go anywhere else, it's delicious here. We only waited 5 minutes with reservations on a Wednesday evening. They are not pretentious or anything like that, just go and eat you'll love it!!!

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La verne
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Let me explain a few things first. You do not come here for a glamorous atmosphere or top notch service. You simply come here for the food. That's it plain and simple. If you think otherwise you will be highly disappointed. The food is amaze balls and great so definitely eat here just don't get high hopes for great service.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

Called ahead to make reservation for lunch and were told it was first come first serve basis till 4. Arrived at 3:15 and joined another couple in the waiting area. After a few minutes I checked the dinning area to see if I could find the hostess. The wait staff to me the hostess should be in the waiting area.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This restaurant is not pretty but the food is the best around. When we come anywhere near Jockos we will drive over for dinner. Love the Spencer Steak. We have eaten at Jockos about 20 times and it is always delicious.

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San Gabriel, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Jocko's offers better steaks than Morton's and Ruth's Chris at a third of the price. The top sirloin is undoubtedly the tastiest cut of meat anywhere; the New York is sublime; the ribeye to die for. The short wine list features a nice selection of wines from Santa Inez and Paso Robles. No, it's not elegant. The bountiful side dishes... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Everything you read about the food is 100% correct. It is excellent. HOWEVER, after the last experience, I just can't go there anymore. I've tried to overlook it for the many years I've lived here, but the place is absolutely filthy, and keeps getting worse. One example: Imagine the worst restaurant bathroom you've ever seen--and now drop it in the... More 

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Fresno, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

It almost feels unnecessary to write a review of Jocko's! The first time I went there, I remember thinking, as we drove up, this is the place I've heard so much about?! The food is that good that if you're anywhere near Nipomo, you must go! Typically, the portions of meat are so big that it's easy to share and... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

Very, very dirty, especially the front entrance and waiting area. Despite high rating, the interior ambience was non existent, just slightly better than picnic tables! Food was so so and expensive. Would not recommend even a visit to this place.

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Nipomo, California
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115 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

They have great steaks but be prepared to wait. Jockos is one of the most popular steak houses in the area and it is difficult to get a reservation. Call a day ahead for a reservation as it is always full unless you go very early or late. They have their own spice rub and it is excellent. We live... More 

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Additional Information about Jocko's Steak House

Address: 125 N Thompson Ave, Nipomo, CA 93444
Phone Number: 805-929-3565
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Nipomo
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 125 N Thompson Ave, Nipomo, CA 93444
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Nipomo
  • Phone Number: 805-929-3565

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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